Both pure capitalism and pure socialism are are losers. Even Adam Smith was not a proponent of unfettered capitalism. And yes, Kady, you are absolutely right about Venezuela.

When I talked about far right and far left, I was thinking of it, not so much in an economic sense, but rather more in terms of today’s politics.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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